André Birotte, Jr.
United States Attorney
Central District of California
Los Angeles, CA
In December 2009, President Barack Obama nominated Mr. Birotte to serve as United States
Attorney for the Central District of California. Mr. Birotte was unanimously confirmed by the
United States Senate and was sworn in on March 4, 2010. The United States Attorney’s Office
for the Central District of California serves a district of seven counties -- Los Angeles, Orange,
Riverside, San Bernardino, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, and Ventura -- with a population
that is the largest of any district in the country.
Prior to his appointment to this post, Mr. Birotte was the Inspector General of the Los Angeles
Police Commission since 2003.
In 1995, he joined the United States Attorney's Office in Los Angeles, where he investigated and
prosecuted numerous violent crime, fraud, and narcotics trafficking cases. In 1999, Mr. Birotte
joined the Quinn Emanuel law firm, where he represented clients in white-collar crime and
commercial litigation matters.
Mr. Birotte joined the Los Angeles Police Department’s (“LAPD”) Office of the Inspector
General in 2001 as an Assistant Inspector General. In May 2003, after an extensive nationwide
search, the Los Angeles Police Commission unanimously selected Mr. Birotte to serve as the
LAPD’s Inspector General. In that capacity, Mr. Birotte led a staff of employees, including
lawyers, professional auditors, and former law enforcement executives, who were responsible for
conducting and overseeing LAPD internal investigations and audits to ensure compliance with
both LAPD policies and mandates imposed by a Federal Consent Decree.
Director, Public Affairs
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Jim Bono is a communication professional with nearly 30 years experience in the
communication industry with emphasis in science/technology, government oversight, legal,
environmental, healthcare, transportation and national security subject matter.
Mr. Bono is currently the Public Affairs Director at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory,
on Livermore California, where he is responsible for media relations, community relations, local
and state government relations, crisis communication, employee communication and K-12
Prior to his west coast transition, Mr. Bono served as Deputy Inspector General for
Intergovernmental and Public Affairs within the New York Metropolitan Transportation
Authority’s Office of the Inspector General. He directed communication efforts for the office,
which is tasked with audit and investigative oversight of one of the world’s largest public
Prior to joining the Inspector General’s Office, Mr. Bono served as Communications Director for
a New York State Senator, and Deputy Press Secretary for the New York State Attorney
General, assigned to the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit, the nation’s largest healthcare prosecutor.
Aside from his government service, Mr. Bono spent 14 years honing his communication skills
while holding various positions of responsibility within the local and national television news
arena. He was also called upon to help launch two separate 24-hour news channels.
Ryan T. Burton, Jr., Assistant U.S. Attorney
Eastern District of New York
New York, New York
Burton T. Ryan, Jr., an Assistant United States Attorney in the United States Attorney’s Office
for the Eastern District of New York, received his Juris Doctor from St. John's University School
of Law and B.S. in Economics from Manhattan College. He is admitted in New York and the
Federal Courts for the Eastern and Southern Districts, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals and
the District of Columbia. Mr. Ryan has been a prosecutor on the local, state and federal level for
over thirty-five years and an adjunct professor at St. John’s University Law School. Law
Students coached by him have repeatedly won national and regional mock trial competitions,
including the ABA‘s White Collar Crime Trial competition.
Ryan, then a local prosecutor, was appointed a Special Assistant New York Attorney General
and a Special Assistant U.S. Attorney in 1986 to coordinate multi-state savings and loan bank
investigations before being appointed to the Eastern District. He currently specializes in
complex multi-agency investigations involving both corporate and criminal enterprises.
Illustrative of these efforts is the Federal Construction Fraud Task Force which he organized in
1999. In 2005, the Task Force’s work was recognized by the President’s Council on Integrity
and Efficiency with a national Award for Excellence. Other corporate prosecutions include the
indictment and prosecution of the New York Racing Association for decades of corporate tax
offenses, as well as numerous domestic and international securities and fraud investigations.
AUSA Ryan also coordinates a DEA Career Dealer Initiative which has received numerous
Regional and National awards from the Department of Justice for its dismantling and forfeiture
of regional and international illicit drug and money laundering organizations. These and other
investigations have resulted in a series of court appointed and other monitorships.
The DOJ published his “Planning for Post-Disaster Construction and Procurement Frauds” as
part of their book on Crisis Response and Related Litigation. In 2010, the Internal Revenue
Service awarded him their prestigious Chief’s Award, the highest honor bestowed by the Service
for his body of work. In 2011, the Federal Law Enforcement Foundation honored him as a
Prosecutor of the Year.
George Cardona, First Chief of Assistant U.S. Attorney
Central District of California
Los Angeles, California
Since 2002, George S. Cardona has served as the Chief Assistant United States
Attorney for the Central District of California. Cardona attended Yale Law School,
where he received his JD in 1986. After law school, Cardona clerked for the Third
Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelphia and worked in private practice. After two years
as a Deputy District Attorney in Los Angeles, he began work as an Assistant United
States Attorney in Los Angeles in 1991 and served as Chief of the Criminal Division
from January 1999 until April 2000. Cardona has also served as Chief of the Criminal
Division in the Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office, and has taught at UCLA School of
Thomas Caulfield, Executive Director
Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency
Thomas Caulfield serves as the Executive Director for the Council of the Inspectors General on
Integrity and Efficiency (CIGIE) Training Institute. The Training Institute’s overall mission is to
provide education and training for managers, auditors, evaluators, inspectors, law enforcement
officials, attorneys and other professionals in the Federal Office of Inspectors General (OIG)
community. Mr. Caulfield has over 33 years of Government service to include the U.S. Marine
Corps, the U.S. Air Force, the National Reconnaissance Office, and the Central Intelligence
Agency. He is a graduate from Wayland Baptist University and St. Leo College, where he
received degrees in both criminology and criminal justice. He holds various certifications some
of which include Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), Certified Inspector General (CIG), and
Certified Inspector General for Investigation (CIGI).
Mr. Caulfield has worked in the Federal Inspector General community for most of his
Government career with his last assignment as the Assistant Inspector General of Investigation,
National Reconnaissance Office. He is an Executive Board member of the Association of
Inspectors General, a national organization with membership from all levels of city, State, and
Federal Office of Inspectors General.
Mr. Caulfield has instructed for the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, the National
Contract Management Association, the Association of Government Accountants, at both the
national and local chapter levels, and many other professional auditing and investigation
associations. He was an instructor with Central Texas College where he lectured on Anti-
Terrorism and a former guest instructor for the Inspector General Audit Training Institute. He
currently lectures on advance procurement fraud detection steps at the Federal Law Enforcement
Training Center, the Inspector General Criminal Investigator Academy, and the Association of
Inspectors General training courses. He has held various training committee positions and was
the principle designer of several professional development courses being currently offered to
auditors and investigators at all levels of the Government.
Before becoming President of Affiliated Monitors, Inc. (“AMI”), Vincent DiCianni served as
Assistant Attorney General for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. He worked in private
practice for twenty years and handled many matters before regulatory boards and agencies. His
law work also includes extensive civil litigation experience in healthcare, construction, alcohol
and premises liability, tort, contract, employment and civil rights. Throughout Mr. DiCianni’s 31
years of experience as an attorney, he represented professionals and businesses regulated by both
public and private standards of conduct.
In addition to his law practice, Mr. DiCianni served as an instructor in the Graduate program at
Anna Maria College, for thirteen years (1985-1998). One area of concentration in his course
work focused on ethics and standards of conduct. During that period of time, he developed a
particular affinity for the understanding, development, analysis, and application of standards of
conduct and codes of ethics in the various professions.
AMI was established in 2004 and has been endorsed by regulators and attorneys around the
country. The company provides alternative remedies in legal and disciplinary matters involving
healthcare and other industries to ensure compliance with government regulations and practice
standards. The company’s services include independent monitoring, compliance/best practice
programs, reporting hotlines, and business and practice assessments/audits. Among its clients,
AMI has monitored companies for the Federal Highway, Department of Defense, Federal
Railroad, Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Office of the Inspector General for
Health and Human Services, Medicaid Fraud Control Units and other federal, state and
municipal agencies and the Courts. Mr. DiCianni is frequently a featured speaker on compliance
New York, New York
Deb Feyerick is an award-winning CNN correspondent specializing in Domestic and
International Terrorism and criminal investigations. She joined CNN’s team of anchors and
reporters in May 2000 and has covered a wide range of stories. With her focus on terrorism,
Mrs. Feyerick has investigated numerous threats and high-profile cases. Among them the
attempted al-Qaeda-linked plot to blow-up a U.S. jetliner Christmas Day, the plot to detonate a
car-bomb in Times Square, and the plots to bomb NYC city subways and landmarks. Her
detailed coverage of federal trials has put her in close proximity to these and other terrorists
including the four U.S. Embassy bombers now serving life in Super Max prisons. It was during
that trial, months before 9/11, that she developed her comprehensive knowledge of Al Qaeda and
Osama Bin Laden. Having traveled around the world, Mrs. Feyerick is now based in New York
City. Her crime stories have taken her to the U.S./Mexico border to report on drug-smuggling,
border drones, and human trafficking. She has investigated international child abduction, plane
crashes and cyber attacks, as well as the capture of two of the FBI’s Most Wanted-- terror
mastermind Osama Bin Laden and Boston mob boss Whitey Bulger. Mrs. Feyerick has received
exclusive access to cover fugitive raids, terrorism response drills, bomb detonations, and law
enforcement efforts on the frontlines.
Feyerick’s diverse work has been recognized by numerous organizations. The New York
Association of Black Journalists honored Feyerick for her coverage of the foreclosure crisis. The
American Muslim Union named her “Outstanding Journalist.” Feyerick received a National
Headliner Award as part of CNN’s 9/11 investigative team; Emmy nominations for her work
both on 9/11 and the Christmas Day bomber; a Gracie Award for her feature on sperm donor-
born children; and Peabody Awards for team coverage of the 2008 presidential campaigns &
Hurricane Katrina. Before joining CNN, Mrs. Feyerick was a reporter and anchor for Time
Warner-owned NY1 News where she received multiple Emmy nominations for her work on
AIDS. She covered crime, urban issues and politics. Mrs. Feyerick also worked as a special
correspondent for Life magazine covering the Los Angeles riots and the 50th anniversary of the
attacks on Pearl Harbor. Mrs. Feyerick has a Bachelor of Arts in English literature from
Columbia University. In her spare time, she likes to write about life as a working mom.
Joseph Ferguson, Inspector General
City of Chicago Inspector General's Office
Joseph Ferguson began a four-year term as Chicago’s Inspector General on November 30, 2009.
Ferguson came to the Inspector General’s Office following 15 years with the United States
Attorney’s Office (USAO) for the Northern District of Illinois. From 1994 through 1999 he
represented the United States in cases before the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of
Illinois and U.S. Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals involving employment discrimination (Title
VII), civil rights, environmental law, and government program fraud. Ferguson’s work included
a landmark environmental case which was ultimately decided by the United States Supreme
Court. From 2000 to 2009, Ferguson worked in the Criminal Division of the USAO, prosecuting
public corruption, mail/wire fraud, tax, healthcare and government program frauds, terrorist
financing, drug and labor racketeering cases. Ferguson served as the Chief of the USAO’s
Money Laundering and Forfeiture Section, where he had previously served as Deputy Chief. He
also held positions as Deputy Chief of Financial Crimes & Special Prosecutions and Terrorist
Financing Coordinator. While with the USAO, he received the Department of Justice’s
Director’s Award for his work in asset forfeiture. He also earned the Gaston Gianni Better
Government Award from the President’s Council on Integrity & Efficiency for his work as part
of a task force involving the USAO, Secret Service, IRS, and USDA-OIG that identified and
prosecuted broad scale fraud in the federal food stamp program.
In addition to his work with the USAO, Ferguson has been an adjunct instructor at both the
Loyola University and John Marshall Schools of Law in Chicago – teaching, among other
subjects, National Security Law. He has also been an instructor at the Department of Justice’s
National Advocacy Center, which provides training for federal, state, and local prosecutors and
investigative agencies. Ferguson was a law clerk to the Hon. Myron H. Bright of the United
States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit and the Hon. Suzanne B. Conlon of the U.S.
District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. He worked for two years as a litigation
associate at the law firm of Sidley Austin handling anti-trust and commercial litigation matters,
as pro bono death penalty work before the U.S. Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals and the U.S.
Supreme Court. Ferguson received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Lake Forest College in
1982, and his J.D. from Northwestern University Law School in 1990.
Juan González III, Ph.D.
Principal, Forensic Advisory Services
San Francisco, California
Dr. González specializes in statistical and economic analysis, regulatory and contract compliance
analyses, investigations, and litigation support. He is a member of the American Economic
Association and Phi Beta Kappa. He received his Ph.D., Economics from Massachusetts Institute
of Technology, and Bachelor of Arts in Economics, Minors in Mathematics and French, Summa
Cum Laude, University of Texas at Austin.
Based in KPMG’s San Francisco office, Dr. González serves as the senior forensic principal in
the Western region. He brings over 20 years of professional experience using his financial and
statistical background working with clients to analyze complex business issues commonly
involving large volumes of data. His experience covers varied industries, including energy,
utilities, semiconductors, pharmaceutical, and engineering/construction. His client list includes
many multinational organizations, including five on Fortune magazine’s list of the 50 largest
global companies. His engagement experience covers a variety of industries and breadth of
subject matters. His experience includes investigation of fraud allegations ranging from
assertions of misappropriation to claims of corruption (foreign and domestic); complex data
analysis, including statistical and multiple regression analysis, in contexts such as government
pricing analysis and fraud detection; compliance assessments with respect to contract terms and
regulatory provisions; and economic damages analysis in varied contexts including breach of
contract, government pricing, class action, and tortious interference.
Dr. González has served as a technical and damages advisor on False Claims Act matters
involving defective pricing, price reduction clause claims. Dr. González has taught at both MIT
and the University of California, Berkeley. He has also served as an invited speaker at both
conferences and professional education events, including forums such as Institute of Internal
Auditors, National Association of Contract Managers, California Society of CPAs–Litigation
Steering Committee, Alliance for Grey Market and Counterfeit Abatement, San Francisco Bar
Association–Litigation Section, Licensing Executive Society, and US Chamber of Commerce.
Maryann Lawrence Grodin, General Counsel to Inspector General
U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Maryann Lawrence Grodin is General Counsel to the Inspector General at the U.S. Nuclear
Regulatory Commission. Prior to assuming this Senior Level Service position, she was a
Supervisory Attorney with the Navy Office of the General. She served on active duty and as a
reserve officer in the Navy Judge Advocate General’s Corps. Ms. Grodin retired as a Captain in
Ms. Grodin received a B.A., cum laude, with Departmental Honors in Political Science from
Stony Brook University and a J.D. from California Western School of Law in San Diego,
California. She is a member of the California Bar and is admitted to practice before the U.S.
In addition to authoring agency publications, her writing has been published in the Federal Bar
Journal, the Judge Advocate General Journal, the Federal Ethics Report, as well as the Journal of
Public Inquiry, where she served as an Editor. She has served as a faculty instructor and is a
frequent public speaker and has appeared at venues including the Office of Government Ethics
Conference. A current member and the former President of the Rhode Island State Chapter of the
Federal Bar Association, Ms. Grodin was also the Chairman of the Council of Counsels to the
Inspectors General and is a member of the Association of Inspectors General.
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Karen R. Hennigan, Assistant U.S. Attorney
Eastern District of New York
New York, New York
Karen is an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York specializing in money
laundering and financial crimes. Karen serves as a specialist in Asset Forfeiture and Money
Laundering cases involving crime victims. These cases include mail fraud, wire fraud, organized
crime and racketeering, public corruption crimes, securities and investment advisor fraud and
complex money laundering. Karen has been invited to provide investigative and litigation
training to federal, local and international law enforcement, judges and prosecutors throughout
the U.S., South America and Europe in countries including Brazil, Kazakhstan, the Channel
Islands and Ireland.
Karen graduated from the Catholic University of America’s Columbus School in 2000 and was
commissioned as an officer in the United States Air Force in 2001. Karen served as an active
duty Judge Advocate for the Air Force until 2005 and during that time prosecuted more than one
hundred military courts-martial cases throughout the 50 states, the Republic of Korea and the
Middle East. Karen has been assigned to the Air Force Reserve since 2005 and holds the rank of
Major. She serves as the Deputy Staff Judge Advocate for the 514th Air Mobility Wing at Joint
Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey.
Karen serves as an Adjunct Professor of Law at Brooklyn Law School, where she supervises the
nation’s first Military Legal Practice Clinic training military prosecutors of the future. This is a
program she created and implemented. Karen also serves as the Co-Chair of the New York State
Bar Association’s Special Committee on Veterans and is the recipient of the Top 50 Irish
Americans in Law Enforcement Award for 2011, and the Federal Law Enforcement Prosecutor
of the Year Award for 2011.
Karen is admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court, the Court of Appeals for
the Armed Forces, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals and the States of New York and New
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Alan Katz, Special Agent
IRS Criminal Investigation
New York Field Office
New York, New York
Alan M. Katz is a Special Agent with the Department of Treasury Internal Revenue Service
Criminal Investigation Division (“IRS-CID”) for over twenty years, received his Bachelors
Degree in accounting in 1987 from Queens College of the City University of New York. Mr.
Katz is a New York State Certified Public Accountant and he is Certified in Financial Forensics.
Before becoming a Special Agent with IRS-CID, Mr. Katz was employed for four years by the
public accounting firm Goldstein Golub Kessler & Company, P.C. (“GGK”). As a Special Agent
for IRS-CID, Mr. Katz has conducted many white-collar financial investigations involving complex
tax evasion and money laundering schemes.
Since approximately 1996, many of Mr. Katz’ investigations have focused on complex construction
industry related frauds leading to the creation of the Federal Construction Fraud Task Force which
he has served on since its 1999 inception. The success of Mr. Katz’ investigations resulted in
numerous awards received by Mr. Katz including the Department of Transportation Secretary’s
Award for Meritorious Achievement in 2002, the Award for Excellence from the President’s
Council on Integrity and Efficiency in 2005, the True American Hero Award from the Federal Drug
Agents Foundation in 2008, the Award of Excellence from the United States Department of
Transportation in 2010, the Investigator of the Year Award from the Federal Law Enforcement
Foundation in 2011 and several awards from the United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern
District of New York. Mr. Katz has been a speaker at more than twenty training programs for law
enforcement agents, attorneys, accountants and auditors of various federal, state and local
departments and agencies. Mr. Katz has also instructed the accounting section of the Financial
Investigations course offered as an elective of the Criminal Justice curriculum at C.W. Post
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Richard A. Leach, Auditor General of the Navy
U.S. Department of Navy
San Diego, California
Mr. Richard A. Leach was designated as Auditor General of the Navy in May 2000, by the
Under Secretary of the Navy, the Honorable Jerry MacArthur Hultin.
As Auditor General, Mr. Leach is responsible for the internal audit of the Department of the
Navy, which encompasses a $170 billion annual budget, and the activities of 827,000 military
and civilian personnel. Mr. Leach directs the efforts of about 400 employees of the Naval Audit
Service and is directly responsible for its $43 million annual operating budget.
Immediately prior to being selected Auditor General, Mr. Leach was the Director, Plans and
Policy Directorate, with the Naval Audit Service. He was selected to that Senior Executive
Service position in 1988. Since becoming the Auditor General, Mr. Leach has received two
Presidential Rank Awards as a Meritorious Executive. He also received the Elmer Staats+
Award for outstanding contributions to auditing financial management. Mr. Leach has been
awarded the Meritorious Civilian Service Medal and two Distinguished Civilian Service Medals
by the Secretary of the Navy. The Secretary of the Navy has twice awarded the Nathaniel
Stinson Award to Mr. Leach for exemplary leadership in promoting Equal Employment
Opportunity (2004 and 2007).
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Steve A. Linick, Inspector General
Federal Housing Finance Agency, Office of Inspector General
Steve A. Linick has led the Office of Inspector General (OIG) of the Federal Housing Finance
Agency (FHFA) since his U.S. Senate confirmation in 2010. As Inspector General, Mr. Linick is
the senior official responsible for audits, evaluations, investigations, and other law enforcement
efforts to combat fraud, waste, and abuse within or affecting the programs and operations of
FHFA. FHFA-OIG’s oversight includes FHFA’s regulation of Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and the
12 Federal Home Loan Banks. Mr. Linick heads an independent organization of more than 100
professionals who are dedicated to promoting economy, efficiency, and effectiveness in all
FHFA programs. Mr. Linick has also spearheaded an initiative among Federal inspectors general
who play significant roles in supporting U.S. housing. In November 2011, this initiative resulted
in the Compendium of Federal Single Family Mortgage Programs and Related Activities, which
is a guide to Federal agencies’ major housing efforts. In addition, Mr. Linick is a member of the
President’s Financial Fraud Enforcement Taskforce; the Council of the Inspectors General on
Integrity and Efficiency (CIGIE), Investigations Committee, where he serves as the Vice-Chair
of the committee’s Suspension and Debarment Working Group; and a permanent member of the
Council of Inspectors General on Financial Oversight.
Mr. Linick is trained as a lawyer, and prior to his appointment as Inspector General, he served in
several leadership positions in the United States Department of Justice (DOJ). From 2006 to
2010, he served in dual roles as Executive Director of DOJ’s National Procurement Fraud Task
Force and Deputy Chief of its Fraud Section, Criminal Division. As Deputy Chief, Mr. Linick
managed and supervised the investigation and prosecution of white-collar criminal cases
involving procurement fraud, public corruption, investment fraud, telemarketing fraud, mortgage
fraud, corporate fraud, and money laundering, among other cases. In addition, he was the front-
line official at DOJ for contract fraud cases relating to the U.S. wars and reconstruction in Iraq
and Afghanistan. In October 2008, Mr. Linick received the Attorney General’s Distinguished
Service Award for leading DOJ’s procurement fraud initiative. Previously, Mr. Linick was an
Assistant United States Attorney, first in the Central District of California (1994-1999) and
subsequently in the Eastern District of Virginia (1999-2006). Mr. Linick received his BA (1985)
and MA (1990) in Philosophy from Georgetown University and his JD (1990) from the
Georgetown University Law Center.
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Steven J. Morrison, Director of Forensic Technology
Los Angeles, California
Steve Morrison is a Director with KPMG LLP’s Advisory Services practice where he serves as a
subject matter professional in the Forensic Technology Services (FTS) group. Based in Los
Angeles, Steve oversees and directs forensic investigation operations consisting of digital
evidence recovery, electronic discovery management services, and forensic data analysis. The
practice’s service offerings span the full spectrum of the e-Discovery life cycle and include:
Anti-Money Laundering investigations, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act investigations, M&A
technical services, e-Discovery planning for litigation, e-Discovery support to investigations,
corporate fraud investigations, and network intrusion response.
Mr. Morrison is a California licensed private investigator with over 20 years of technical
experience as a systems administrator, network engineer, security analyst, information security
manager, and digital forensics investigator. Originally trained in computer forensics by a
founding member of the NCIS Computer Crimes Investigation Group, Steve is also a former
information security manager at a US-based multinational financial services company and a
former head of the global security incident response team at a European-based multinational
financial services firm.
Mr. Morrison has an extensive back ground in Information Security matters involving policy and
governance, risk management, security architecture, and regulatory compliance. He has led
digital forensic investigations, targeted data collections, and complex technical analysis in
support of financial fraud investigations, theft of intellectual property, data breach investigations,
and electronic discovery matters across several industries including construction, energy,
entertainment, financial services, health care, media, and retail.
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Robert L. Panella, Special Agent-in-Charge
Department of Labor, Office of Inspector General
Office of Labor Racketeering and Fraud Investigations
New York, New York
In February of 2011, Robert L. Panella was appointed Special Agent-in-Charge for the New
York Region of the Office of Labor Racketeering and Fraud Investigations of the U.S.
Department of Labor, Office of the Inspector General (DOL-OIG). In that capacity he is
responsible for all investigations and operations in the eight northeastern states and the
Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. The investigations generated out of the New York Region
involve both labor racketeering and fraud involving Department of Labor programs.
Mr. Panella began his federal career with the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employee Benefits
Security Administration in 1994. In 1998, he became a Special Agent in the New York Office of
Labor Racketeering and Fraud Investigations where he conducted numerous labor racketeering
investigations involving organized crime influence in the construction industry and trade
unions. There he was also assigned to the NY State Organized Crime Task Force (OCTF) and
was the agency’s lead representative on the U.S. Attorney’s Office Federal Construction Fraud
In October 2003, Mr. Panella was named the Assistant Special Agent-in-Charge for the Boston
Field Office, where he was responsible for the oversight of investigative and administrative
operations in the New England area. In June 2006, he became the Special Agent-in-Charge for
the Washington, DC Regional Office, where he was responsible for all investigations and
operations in Washington DC, Maryland, and Virginia.
Mr. Panella is a graduate of the Hofstra University School of Law (J.D. 1996) and the State
University of New York at Stony Brook (B.A. 1993). He is a member of the New York State
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Diana Pauli, Assistant U.S. Attorney
National Security Section
Central District of California
Los Angeles, California
Diana Pauli has been an AUSA since March, 1997. After completing her initial training period,
Diana spent approximately 8 years in the Major Narcotics Section. During that time she was one
of the recipients of the Attorney General’s John Marshall Award for Outstanding Legal
Achievement for work on the series of cases known as “Operation Casablanca,” the largest
money laundering prosecution in U. S. history. In late 2006, Diana moved to the
Major Frauds section and focused on health care fraud investigations and prosecutions. In the
Summer of 2010, she joined the National Security Section. Along with her duties in
the National Security Section, Diana is one of the Central District of California’s Discovery
Coordinators and has participated in a program that has trained over 2,000 Federal Agents and
Task Force Officers in the last year here in the Central District on issues relating to discovery in
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Ed Quatrevaux, Inspector General
City of New Orleans
New Orleans, Louisiana
Mr. Quatrevaux earned a B.A. in Economics from the University of New Orleans (1969) and an
MBA from Tulane University (1975). He served as an Army officer and retired with the rank of
Lieutenant Colonel. He was twice a company commander in Vietnam and his other assignments
included Logistics Force Structure Analyst on the Army General Staff. He conceived and led a
productivity study that redesigned the Army’s transportation units and reduced personnel
requirements by 60,000. His final assignment was as Inspector General of the Defense
Department’s joint service transportation agency (1984-1987).
Mr. Quatrevaux was Senior Defense Analyst for the General Research Corporation International
where he led contract studies for the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Program Analysis and
Evaluation (1988-1991). From 1991 through 2000, he was the Inspector General of the Legal
Services Corporation, a federal entity that makes grants for legal aid to poor people. He led an
evaluation of the use of information technology in the delivery of legal services that greatly
expanded the number of people served with little increase in cost. He founded a company that
purchased an accredited college and converted it to an online distance education format. He sold
his interest in 2004, and has served as the New Orleans Inspector General since October 2009.
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Lizabeth Rhodes, Assistant U.S. Attorney
Central District of California
Los Angeles, California
Lizabeth Rhodes has been an Assistant United States Attorney for approximately 15 years. She
currently works in the public corruption and civil rights section of the office and has done so for
approximately the last year. Prior to that she worked in the drug and violent crimes sections of
the office. She is also one of the Central District of California’s Assistant Discovery
Coordinators and has participated in training most of the agents and task force officers in this
district who work on criminal cases.
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Sabrina Segal, Counsel to the Inspector General
U.S. International Trade Commission
Sabrina M. Segal is Counselor to the Inspector General and Chief Investigator at the U.S.
International Trade Commission. She is recognized throughout the Inspector General community
as a leader in technology law, provides independent legal guidance to the Inspector General, and
conducts inspections, evaluations, and criminal investigations. Prior to her position with USITC,
Ms. Segal was an Attorney Advisor at the United States Agency for International Development
where she specialized in government ethics, national security, and technology. While at USAID,
Ms. Segal traveled to the Middle East, Africa, and other developing regions in support of U.S.
Government foreign assistance efforts.
Ms. Segal has been frequently recognized for her outstanding work and in 2010 was honored
with an inaugural Causey Award, given by Federal News Radio, recognizing her work with
cloud computing and new media implementation. She was also named one of the Federal Bar
Association’s 2010 Younger Federal Lawyers of the year. In addition to her regular duties, Ms.
Segal performs pro bono work, serves as the Commission pro bono coordinator, and is the
Commission representative to the Interagency Pro Bono Working group.
Ms. Segal began her federal career as a Presidential Management Fellow at the Department of
State in 2005. Prior to becoming a Fed, she worked in the private sector for companies including
Fidelity Investments, Wired.com, and Walt Disney World. She is a member of the Florida Bar,
received her J.D. and a Masters of Intellectual Property, Commerce, and Technology from the
University of New Hampshire School of Law, formerly Franklin Pierce Law Center, and her B.S.
in Communication with a focus on technology from Boston University. She and her husband live
in Washington, DC and in her spare time she enjoys cycling, knitting, and traveling to New York
City to watch her sister in off- off- off- Broadway plays.
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Douglas Shoemaker, Special Agent-in-Charge
Department of Transportation, Office of Inspector General
New York, New York
Douglas Shoemaker is the Special Agent-in-Charge of the New York Office of the U. S.
Department of Transportation, Office of Inspector General, Office of Investigations (DOT
OIG). SAC Shoemaker supervises all of the DOT OIG special agents stationed throughout New
York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania.
He has been employed as a DOT-OIG Special Agent since 1995. During his career, SAC
Shoemaker has supervised and conducted numerous highly complex white-collar crime
investigations involving contract fraud, the illegal transportation of hazardous materials,
counterfeit aircraft parts and employee corruption. These investigations often involve in-depth
analysis of government regulations, contract documents and financial records in order to prepare
detailed reports in support of criminal prosecutions.
SAC Shoemaker has been a keynote speaker at numerous fraud prevention conferences
throughout the United States - speaking at more than 30 events with an emphasis on construction
related fraud schemes. SAC Shoemaker has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice
from John Jay College of Criminal Justice.
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Janet R. Werkman, Former City of New Orleans Assistant Inspector General
City of New Orleans
New Orleans, Louisiana
Janet Werkman worked for the Massachusetts Office of Inspector General for thirteen years,
where she served as chief legal counsel. Among other accomplishments, she worked on a
successful legal challenge to the City of Boston’s no-bid contracts. She played a key role in
many performance reviews, evaluations, and investigations, including uncovering conflicts of
interest in the state’s municipal bond industry that led to the prosecution and conviction of a
prominent financial adviser for soliciting bribes from Wall Street underwriters.
Ms. Werkman also served as an assistant inspector general for the City of New Orleans for four
years before retiring in 2012. Her work there included a report on the City’s police surveillance
camera program that led to convictions of the City’s former Chief Technology Officer and a
vendor on bribery charges. She also established procedures for carrying out the Office’s
inspection and evaluation work.
Ms. Werkman graduated with a B.A. from the University of Colorado in 1980 and with a J.D.
from Harvard Law School in 1984. She is a Certified Inspector General and serves on the board
of the Association of Inspectors General.
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